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William Vale Hotel’s amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

William Vale Hotel’s amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

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William Vale Hotel, williamsburg, Sets Opening Date of April 2016

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Loft25 transforms a pre-war ink press building into light-filled residences in Chelsea

Loft25 transforms a pre-war ink press building into light-filled residences in Chelsea

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Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward

Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward

Related: Inside the New Williamsburg Passive House by Loadingdock5

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Greenpoint Passive House Project, Loadingdock5, 152 Freeman, sustainable design, greenpoint passive house, Haus, Brooklyn, Brooklyn passive

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Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

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60 White Street’s opulently restored loft residences marry history, luxury and sustainability in Tribeca

60 White Street’s opulently restored loft residences marry history, luxury and sustainability in Tribeca

newest residential restoration project by Veronica Mainetti, President of Sorgente Group of America on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

The evening will take you through the steps in preserving and restoring the historical building, and will you

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Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

The Backyard Garden Studio was completed as a hobby project for Hunt, who told Dwell he spent a total of about seven days over four months to build the structure. The 5-foot-by-11-foot studio is mostly constructed from salvaged materials, from the cedar

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Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

If you’ve been in NYC for more than a minute, you know that apartment sizes can be a little, well, strange. The city is notorious for small apartments with awkward layouts and renters are often stuck converting closets into bedrooms just to make the a

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub opens to the public

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub opens to the public

With an original anticipated opening of 2007, the megaproject has been slowed by ballooning costs and scandals. Major delays and bad press have unsurprisingly hit Calatrava’s reputation hard. “I have been treated like a dog,” he said to the Wall a

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NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

Travelmath, a travel logistics website, sent a team to gather bacteria samples from the handrails on public transit systems in five major cities: New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.

Related: Disturbing DNA from to

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Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/coney-island-welcomes-amphitheater-childs-building/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/nyregion/a-crumbling-coney-island-landmark-is-getting-a-makeover.html?_r=0

Upon completion, the development will be sustainable

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Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

“Last year, we said bag fees by Earth Day,” Council Member Brad Lander told Gotham Gazette, shortly before an unrelated committee hearing at City Hall. “I’m saying it again. Bag fees by Earth Day.”

“As Spring starts to return to New York,

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AECOM and Dewberry selected to work on BIG U storm-protection system

AECOM and Dewberry selected to work on BIG U storm-protection system

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It’s technically illegal to drive a Tesla Model X across the Brooklyn Bridge

It’s technically illegal to drive a Tesla Model X across the Brooklyn Bridge

A lot of people have a lot of complaints about sport utility vehicles, often related to their gas consumption and increased risk of death in collisions. Tesla’s Model X, the company’s first all-electric SUV, avoids issues with fuel economy by not it

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How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed details of the proposed 16-mile Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an electric streetcar line that will serve the growing waterfront community in the two boroughs. The BQX will supply much-needed public transportation

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Brooklyn artist wears discarded Christmas trees as clothing

Brooklyn artist wears discarded Christmas trees as clothing

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Photographs via Mary Ivy Martin

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See IKEA’s storage-maximizing makeover of a 300-sq-ft studio apartment in the Bronx

See IKEA’s storage-maximizing makeover of a 300-sq-ft studio apartment in the Bronx

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JPDA’s clever furniture piece solves a common studio apartment layout issue

JPDA’s clever furniture piece solves a common studio apartment layout issue

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1950s Brillo factory to be reborn as luxury condos in DUMBO

1950s Brillo factory to be reborn as luxury condos in DUMBO

Located just a couple blocks from the waterfront, Megalith Capital Management and Urban Realty Partners’ boutique residential building is the last post-industrial building to be developed on this particular cobblestone block. While the luxury condos a

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Bourgeois Pig owner announces plans to go vegan at all of his restaurants and bars

Bourgeois Pig owner announces plans to go vegan at all of his restaurants and bars

The man behind 15 of NYC’s hottest restaurants and bars just took a huge leap for the environment. Ravi DeRossi, the mastermind behind such culinary landmarks as The Bourgeois Pig, announced this week that he will overhaul all 15 of his restaurants and

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Landscape architect behind the High Line designs a breathtaking rooftop garden in Brooklyn

Landscape architect behind the High Line designs a breathtaking rooftop garden in Brooklyn

Developed by Two Trees NY management, the 60 Water Street high-rise was designed by Leeser Architecture. The crown jewel is the landscaped Dock Street Rooftop Terrace that overlooks panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, including the Brooklyn and as

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Gotham Greens opens 60,000-sq-ft rooftop farm atop former toy company in Hollis, Queens

Gotham Greens opens 60,000-sq-ft rooftop farm atop former toy company in Hollis, Queens

Related: New Gowanus Whole Foods Will Have Rooftop Farm Operated by Gotham Greens

“Opening this new state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in the middle of winter underscores the innovative story of Gotham Greens,” Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri said

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‘Uncontrollable radioactive flow’ from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

‘Uncontrollable radioactive flow’ from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

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NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

State Supreme Court Upholds the Sodium Label Warning

“If your meal has so much sodium that it merits a salt shaker on the menu, then – for the sake of your health – order something else,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Too many New Yorkers

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Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

“We firmly believe government should be in the business of investing in transportation infrastructure and providing inexpensive, efficient mass transit with priorities going to communities that have experienced strong growth and lack such the officials

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NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

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“Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we’ve committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “To move us toward our goals, we’ll the

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Check this map to see if harmful Roundup pesticide has been sprayed near your neighborhood

Check this map to see if harmful Roundup pesticide has been sprayed near your neighborhood

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URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

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Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Related: NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

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High Line’s Last Stretch Includes Plan for Large Piazza

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New study shows that New York waterways are filled with millions of plastic particles

New study shows that New York waterways are filled with millions of plastic particles

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LinkNYC: World’s largest, fastest municipal Wi-Fi network launches in NYC

LinkNYC: World’s largest, fastest municipal Wi-Fi network launches in NYC

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First-ever Etsy Shop at Macy’s opens at Herald Square

First-ever Etsy Shop at Macy’s opens at Herald Square

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MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

The busiest mass transit agency in the country is showing a softer, greener side in hopes of getting more attention from young people. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced it will issue $500 million in bonds next week, to are

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Talented designer turns a super-skinny alley into a glam office in New Jersey

Talented designer turns a super-skinny alley into a glam office in New Jersey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFk3LcI-tkk&index=9&list=PLC352D0E1F68229A5

Vanessa Deleon has been able to build her design business in what was once an 8-ft alley between 2 buildings in New Jersey.

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Blizzard causes worst flooding in NYC since Hurricane Sandy

Blizzard causes worst flooding in NYC since Hurricane Sandy

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Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

JetBlue’s brand new Long Island City digs are an environmentally friendly oasis that encapsulates the look and feel of the home base at JFK’s Terminal 5. Designed by HLW International, the creative space features transparent offices and conference a

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Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which contain high level of sulfur, have discountinued the practice. As of 31,

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Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio’s latest bill collapses in City Council

Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio’s latest bill collapses in City Council

Related: New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

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Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

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Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

The tower will be part of the Hudson Yards mixed-use development currently under construction on the west side of Manhattan, close to where the High Line intersects with the Hudson Boulevard Park. With a flexible layout that is intended to encourage the

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NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

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